JUICE —Florida Politics' Juicy Read 🍊 —2.16.2023 — Florida, DeSantis Keep Winning—Protecting Children Online—Book, Donalds, Cammack—More...

JUICE —Florida Politics' Juicy Read 🍊 —2.16.2023 — Florida, DeSantis Keep Winning—Protecting Children Online—Book, Donalds, Cammack—More...

Florida's Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
February 16, 2023


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Florida Wins, Illegal Immigration Loses.

As expected, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the controversial migrant transport bill that would result in the state shipping illegal immigrants to “sanctuary” cities or regions of the state.

There weren’t any balloons, streamers, or anything remotely celebratory about the signing of this legislative measure, just an Executive Office email announcement of the bill’s signing.


Florida continues to win.

Over the past year, Florida broke all kinds of visitation records with 137.6 million people traveling to the state in 2022.

As expected, Gov. Ron DeSantis highlighted this achievement at a “Digital Bill of Rights” press conference in West Palm Beach, Florida on Wednesday. READ MORE


Protecting our Little Whippersnappers

Gov. DeSantis announced that he is proposing the aforementioned “Digital Bill of Rights” to help protect children from the predatory practices of Big Tech on social media platforms.

DeSantis spoke at Palm Beach Atlantic University when he made the announcement.

Attorney General Ashley Moody was also in attendance, praising the Governor’s efforts to keep all Floridians safe. READ MORE

Save the Date

Fort Lauderdale-based Tripp/Scott will be hosting Fox News Host Pete Hegseth on February 16th as he promotes his new book, “Battle for the American Mind.”


Jared Moskowitz-We interrupt 5 years after the Parkland mass shooting because of a mass shooting at Michigan State. We interrupt the mass shooting at Michigan State with a mass shooting in El Paso.

Manny Diaz Jr.-It is a privilege to join the Parkland community at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School this morning as we remember and honor the 17 lives taken far too soon. Today and every day, the safety and well-being of every Florida student remains our utmost priority.

Rick Scott-It seems the Biden admin is incapable of recognizing the problems their policies create, so here's a running list for them.

- Wide open borders

- Crime and deadly drugs in our communities

- Lack of respect on the world stage

- Massive price hikes

Feel free to add to the list

Byron Donalds
Byron Donalds

"Florida Scores Highest Visitation in State's History" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida made history in 2022, and if its trajectory continues, 2023 could yield another milestone. In 2022, Florida broke the record for highest visitation in the state's history. READ MORE

"Lauren Book Introduces Legislation to Strike Down 'Free Kill' Law" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—State Senate Minority Leader Lauren Book (D-FL) has introduced a new bill looking eliminate the “free kill” law which bars family members of adult relatives that have fell victim to medical malpractice from filing lawsuits. READ MORE

"Cammack, Blackburn Introduce Bill to Prevent Criminals Profiting Off Border Crisis" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—As long as the southern border's enforcement remains lax, human and drug trafficking continues to run rampant. Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL) has teamedup with Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) to introduce a bill preventing individuals charged with these crimes from receiving government benefits. READ MORE

"DeSantis Says its 'Common Sense' to Support Parental Rights, Children From Online 'Grooming' [VIDEO]" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—West Palm Beach—Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis held a press conference at Palm Beach Atlantic University, a Christian college, to announce his “Digital Bill of Rights” initiative to hold Big Tech and social media platforms accountable for their online “grooming” and exploitation of children. READ MORE

"Cammack Reiterates Republicans Won't be Cutting Social Security, Medicare" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Democrats continue to push the narrative that Republicans seek to cut funds for Social Security and Medicare. Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL) sets the record straight (again) in a recent appearance on Fox's Varney & Co. READ MORE

"Donalds Introduces Bipartisan Combat Harmful Algal Blooms Act" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Algae blooms can frequently harm ecosystems, and Florida has plenty of wetlands worthy of preservation. This is why Rep. Byron Donalds (R) introduces the bipartisan Combat Harmful Algal Blooms Act.


Gov. Ron DeSantis
Gov. Ron DeSantis

"Florida Democrats Align with DeSantis on Protecting Children" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Florida politics has welcomed a conservative hegemony unlike any other in the nation as a result of Gov. Ron DeSantis's "Florida First agenda." And now it appears as if Florida Democrats have read the writing on the wall and are aligning themselves with Gov. DeSantis  on protecting children from the dangers of... READ MORE

"Rubio: This Isn't About Aliens" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—As the United States has shot down several unidentified flying objects, including the Chinese spy balloon, in the past couple of weeks, growing questions and concerns from citizens have been left unanswered... READ MORE

"Salazar Secures Critical Infrastructure Funds" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R) announced that she has secured millions in critical infrastructure funds for Miami. READ MORE

"Senate Democrats Book and Polsky Push 'Florida Freedom Gun Carry Class'" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Senate Minority Leader Lauren Book (D) and State Senator Tina Polsky (D) held a Tuesday, February 14th, 10 am press conference to discuss the Republican-controlled legislature's plan to pass permitless carry gun legislation. READ MORE

"DeSantis when asked about Presidential Run: 'Wouldn't You Like to Know'" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Jacksonville, FL – Earlier today, Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) spoke about a variety of issues from a possible Presidential run to College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) Program to potentially inappropriate books in schools at a press conference in the northeastern part of the state. READ MORE

"DeSantis Introduces Legislation Proposal to Combat ESG Practices" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and his administration just recently introduced bicameral proposal to the state legislature. The bill, according to Gov. DeSantis, will aim to “protect Floridians from the Woke ESG Financial Scam.” The bill proposal was announced in collaboration with State Senate President Kathleen Passidomo (R-FL) and State Speaker Paul Renner (R-FL). READ MORE

"Buchanan Talks Making Tax Cuts Permanent" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL) is pressing to make the cuts featured in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 permanent. Named the TCJA Permanency Act, the reintroduction of this bill receives support from 72 other Republicans in the House of Representatives, including nearly all of Florida's congressional delegation. READ MORE

"Diaz-Balart Requests EPA Transparency Following Massive Fire in Doral" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Last weekend, as the rest of the nation, was preparing for the Super Bowl, the city of Doral was dealing with a massive fire at an energy facility with the flames spreading to 4 different buildings and covering “approximately the size of two football fields. READ MORE

"Fried Running for Florida Democratic Party Chair" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—READ MORE

"Moskowitz Demands Transparency on UFOs Shot Down in Canada" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Three more unidentified flying objects (UFOs) have been shot down over the US and Canada. With recovery of debris underway, the US issues a statement that the objects' origins are unknown. Rep. Jared Moskowitz (D-FL) isn't so sure, saying in a recent appearance on MSNBC's Politics Nation that "they know what they’re shooting at. It’s not that they don’t know they just haven’t told us." READ MORE

Rep. Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick
Rep. Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick

"Levine Cava Issues Statement on Turkey & Syria Earthquakes" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—READ MORE

"Salazar Reintroduces REEF Act" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—READ MORE

"Salazar, McCaul Welcome Released Nicaraguan Political Prisoners" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—READ MORE

"Lawmakers Back More Migrant Flights to Sanctuary Cities, States" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—TALLAHASSEE --- After a sometimes-emotional debate about immigrants and the nation’s border policies, state lawmakers gave final approval Friday to a plan that likely will lead to Florida transporting more migrants to “sanctuary” areas of the country. READ MORE

"Gaetz Demands Answers About Lobbying 'Revolving Door'" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—During the House Select Committee on Weaponization of the Federal Government's first hearing, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) corners Elliot Williams about the "revolving door" of lobbyists and government employees. READ MORE

"Democrats eye Fried to Lead Florida Dems" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Charlie Crist (D) defeated Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried (D) in the 2022 gubernatorial primary, but Fried is now making headlines. Florida Democrats are vying for new leadership, and in a recent letter, they outline why Fried is the right choice to lead them. READ MORE

"House Democrat Cherfilus-McCormick Says Democrats Need a 'Come to Jesus Moment'" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—In a recent interview with The Floridian, Rep. Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (D) discussed the state of the Florida Democratic Party, even as state Democrats look to former state Senator Annette Taddeo, and possibly former Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, to possibly lead them.


Carlos Gimenez
Carlos Gimenez

"WESH 2 Fined for Disallowing Scotty Moore to Debate Darren Soto During Midterms" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—During the past election cycle, incumbent Congressman Darren Soto (D-FL) outlasted challenger Scotty Moore (R) by 7 points. However, the result did not come without controversy. READ MORE

"Rubio Dismisses Claims of Balloons Previously Flying Over US" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich-The US Senate held a classified briefing over the Chinese balloon shot down this past week over the Atlantic. All 100 members, including Senators Rick Scott and Marco Rubio, attended. READ MORE

"Democrat Cherfilus-McCormick Warns of Socialism's Dangers [VIDEO]" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—READ MORE

"Florida Congressional Legislators Launch Everglades Caucus" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—With Everglades restoration being a bipartisan issue in the state of Florida, both at the state and federal level, it is appropriate that Florida members of the U.S. House of Representatives in the 118th Congress (as well as Senator Marco Rubio, R-FL) have come together to launch the Everglades Caucus. READ MORE

"Buchanan Blames Republicans and Democrats for Massive $31 Trillion National Debt" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The overwhelming majority of Americans support a federal balanced budget amendment to control the perceived out-of-control and reckless spending in Washington that has led to a $31 Trillion national debt. READ MORE



The JUICE is squeezed by Javier Manjarres, Jim McCool, and Daniel Molina

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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of Floridianpress.com, Hispolitica.com, shark-tank.com, and Texaspolitics.com He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Follow on Twitter: @JavManjarres Email him at Diversenewmedia@gmail.com

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